Do you know who created Overstrand’s Shore Horse?

The Shore Horse sculpture at Overstrand beach.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY The Shore Horse sculpture at Overstrand beach. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Friday, February 14, 2014
9:47 AM

Whoa! This horsey character has galloped on a storm ravaged north Norfolk beach - and sparked a mystery over who made it.

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The wooden horse sculpture that has been built on Overstrand beach.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLYThe wooden horse sculpture that has been built on Overstrand beach. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

The “shore horse” sculpture has been fashioned from debris left scattered at Overstrand following the winter sea surge.

Its body is a skeleton of brightly-coloured planks from former beach huts reduced to matchwood by the waves.

A tree branch head is adorned with a mane of twigs, and a rope bridle, while frayed nylon fabric makes a swishing tail.

A breadbasket saddle, and tarpaulin cloth underneath are finished off with a child’s plastic beach spade as a stirrup.

The wooden horse sculpture that has been built on Overstrand beach.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLYThe wooden horse sculpture that has been built on Overstrand beach. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

The finished animal looks like a cross between a mini wooden Trojan horse and one of the puppet manikins from the War Horse stage show.

Neither the local arts centre nor parish clerk knew about the horse or its creator. So can you shed any light on who made Shore Horse?

Email richard.batson@archant.co.uk or call 01263 512732.

6 comments

  • The Greeks?

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    John L Norton

    Friday, February 14, 2014

  • Why do we have to know? Why can't there just be a bit of mystery...like, who is the Stig and who is Banksy? Somethings are more fun this way...

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    merrydancer

    Friday, February 14, 2014

  • Welcome back Shergar!

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    NigelS

    Friday, February 14, 2014

  • samphirelover

    Friday, February 14, 2014

  • did they have planning permission?

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    i am mostly wrong??

    Monday, February 17, 2014

  • As soon as they find out, they'll fine himher!

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    Lia

    Friday, February 14, 2014

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